Picture yourself sitting on the banks of a Cornish canal, the warm rays of summer beating down and a plate of fine local food in front of you, and you’ve just placed yourself at the Olive Tree. This café-bistro is perfectly situated, overlooking Bude canal, making it a must-visit for alfresco dining in Cornwall. Walkers, visitors and locals stop by for coffees and sandwiches during the day and admire the view. Come evening, Olive Tree transforms into an atmospheric restaurant. Its charming interior is spacious yet cosy; it is gently lit and the soft background music makes it a place perfect for couples to cosy up in and sample the delicious food. A team of local chefs cook up a storm, creating a new evening menu every week using ingredients from as close to their doorstep as possible. Think fresh fish from the day boats, free-range chicken and eggs from Bude. No matter what time of day you visit, you are assured of a warm welcome, mouth-watering food and a desire to return.